FREEWAY RESISTORS TO PROTEST EXPANSION OF SOUTH MOUNTAIN FREEWAY-After Nearly 30 Years Valley Residents Still Say No to the Loop 202! MAG and ADOT Officials Plan To Build Instead Of Listen.
PHOENIX, AZ—This week anti-freeway organizers from around the valley plan to protest upcoming meetings, urging officials to end considerations to expand the Loop 202.
-Transportation Policy Committee, Wednesday January 23. Rally to begin at 11am in front of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) building located at 302 N. 1st ave.. Meeting to begin at 12pm in the Saguaro Room located on the second floor. Meeting to begin at 12pm.
-Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee, Rally to begin at 12:30pm in front of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) building located at 302 N. 1st ave.. Meeting to begin at 1:30pm in the Saguaro Room located on the second floor
There are an abundance of reasons to oppose this freeway. Alex Soto has many personal reasons why he opposes the freeway:
“For more than 25 years, Gila River has said no to the Loop 202. But still, pro-freeway supporters, such as MAG, continue to push this freeway upon Gila River. As a Tohono O’odahm, I stand with my relatives in Gila River, demanding MAG to listen to the people. No means no. No desecration for transportation. No 202”
Also, when asked why she would be protesting the Thursday Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee meeting, Justine Hecht Said: “I’ve grown up in Arizona and the desert is my home. I’ve watched the air here get dirtier and I’ve seen little to nothing being done by public officials to stop this. It’s time to put a stop to transportation policies that perpetuate pollution and encroachment on indigenous spaces. Loop 202 expansion is part of the problem not the solution.”
Please join us this week as we say “No to the Loop 202!”